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Thorough and easy to follow
on April 4, 2012
I took a little while longer to work my way through this book than I usually do. I wanted to incorporate some of their programs into my own routine before writing a review.
Over half of the book is filled with detailed scientific information on how the body works, how exercise effects metabolism, strength, and your over-all health, myths of exercise and strength training, and the differences between traditional advice given to women who are weight training vs. the conclusions of current research.
The other half of the book is focused on specific weight training programs for different parts of the body, with thorough instructions and detailed photographs of each exercise. Each training section also includes detailed pictures of the muscle groups targeted and information on how the exercises change the muscle.
Of all the women's training books that I have read and used, "A Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength" is one of the easiest to follow, and best informed. And based on my own use of the exercise routines, it seems to be a highly effective guide. I would recommend it to anyone who is starting a strength training program.